Josh and Brooke Hesseltine are the proud parents of their first child, a son, Bentley Glenn Hesseltine born Friday, December 6, 2013 . He weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 1/2 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Glenn Hesseltine of Crawfordsville and Chris and Rick Stauffer of Mt. Pleasant and Keith and Brenda Lyon of Brighton.
Great-grandmothers are Aline Hesseltine and Helen Lease of Crawfordsville and Barb Gesling of Washington and Myrna Lyon of Davenport.
The United Church Women met Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the United Church of Crawfordsville for a potluck luncheon, followed by the December meeting. Pastor Jason Collier was a guest for lunch.
The meditation was given by Pauline Richardson, "The Christmas Dove." The dove is a significant symbol seen in many Christmas decorations. The Dove is a sign of goodwill to all, a sign of Christian love, symbolic of Peace, Purity, Love and the Holy Spirit. She quoted several Bible references regarding the Dove.
The UCW had met in November to pack "Goodie Boxes." The boxes were filled with cookies and treats made by UCW members. Thank you notes were read from persons that had received a box.
Donations to Kid's Against Hunger, Camp Wyoming and the Wesley Foundation were acknowledged by those organizations.
UCW 2014 Program Books were distributed.
It was reported that Dorcas completed 12 quilts on December 9, 2013 and the quilts were blessed by Pastor Jason. The quilts will be taken to the Fellowship Cup in Mt. Pleasant for distribution.
Christmas cards with a monetary gift have been sent to local servicemen and women presently serving in the military.
A donation was made to the Youth Group for assisting with the Harvest Supper.